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Best TVs under $1,000

So you want a new, amazing TV, but you don't want to spend a lot. 

Do you value high-quality picture? Built-in apps? Voice control? You'll find a TV to fit your needs (and your budget) here. 

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TCL S405 series Roku TV (2017)

The TCL S405 series TVs are among the least expensive 4K TVs on the market at $329.99 for a 43-inch screen. 

You'll be sacrificing some picture quality, but the S405 series is still an excellent choice for budget buyers focused on streaming.

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Easy to use, easy to love

And the user interface is very simple to use, delivering tons of apps that update regularly. Netflix, Amazon Video, Sling TV and others are front-and-center and just a remote shortcut button away.

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Vizio E series (2017)

Here's the thing with the Vizio E series: The image quality is best on the screens that are 60 inches and higher because they feature local dimming. The 65-inch model is currently on sale at Walmart for $748.

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One thing, though

However, if you're a big streamer, note that there are some apps that you can't access without using your phone. 

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TCL P series Roku TV (2017)

The TCL P series has excellent overall image quality, with deep black levels, rich contrast and accurate color due to full-array local dimming. It only comes in a 55-inch, which costs $650. 

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Great streaming-app support

The Roku smart TV platform has a simple interface and vast streaming app support.

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Sony XBR-X900E series

The Sony XBR-X900E series has excellent image quality and accurate color. Its Android operating system is packed with apps. The 49-inch model is currently $898 on Amazon and the 55-inch model is currently $998

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Sleek looks

The aesthetic of this TV is also very sleek, with a pedestal instead of stands, and a thin, black frame. However, smart TV and voice control features can occasionally be slow to respond.

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Vizio M-Series

The affordable Vizio M-Series has better overall picture quality than anything else in its price range, with prices to be seen as low as $545.49 for the 50-inch, $700 for the 55-inch and $1,000 for the 65-inch. 

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Frequent updates

The Chromecast built-in system offers more apps and more frequent updates than many smart TV systems, and can be controlled by a Google Home speaker.

It's still not as bright as some other TVs and the rounded chrome stand legs aren't all that easy on the eyes. 

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Vizio D series (2017)

The 55-inch and 65-inch Vizio D series models offer very good picture quality, thanks to local dimming, and are among the least expensive TVs available in their size range.

The 55-inch model can be found for $550 and the 65-inch for $850. 

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Antenna reception is an option

Connections are ample, and include TV tuners for antenna reception.

The legs on this TV are a tad odd, however, and the smart TV functions are not as good as on some TVs. 

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TCL S305 series Roku TV

The TCL S305 series Roku TV is the best budget smart TV experience. The largest screen in the series, at 49 inches, is currently $330 on Amazon.

Roku streaming, which comes with thousands of apps and a very simple menu, is built into the TV. 

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Fast loading

Apps on this TV load quickly and perform well. But the TV doesn't have an ethernet port. 

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Element EL4KAMZ17 series (Amazon Fire TV Edition)

The Element Fire TV with Alexa delivers better voice controls than any other TV. The largest, 65-inch model has an MSRP of $900 but can be found for $650 on Amazon.

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Thousands of apps

The Element Fire TV with Alexa has thousands of apps and games in an easy-to-use interface system that puts streaming first. But the picture quality on this TV isn't as good as on others. 

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